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Hillary Clinton Sees Republicans as a Threat and Islamists as a ‘Distraction’

In a 2015 speech on defeating the Islamic State, then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said, “The obsession in some quarters with a clash of civilization, or repeating the specific words ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ isn’t just a distraction, it gives these criminals, these murderers more standing than they deserve.”

Throughout the subsequent year, her pointed refusal to connect radical Islamism in any way to radical jihadism — a term she used comfortably in the aforementioned speech and thereafter — was turned against her to great effect and for good reason. Only the Western political Left is confused about who the enemy is. Only Westerners hear a distinction between “Islamism” and “jihadism.”

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